On behalf on our members, Concerned Young People of South Africa (CYPSA) thanks the DSD Chief Directorate for the invitation to comment on the Children’s Third Amendment Draft Bill (“the Bill”).

CYPSA commends the Department of Social Development (DSD) for what seems a bona fide effort to prevent and combat physical violence against, or abuse, of children in the home for which there can never be an excuse.

However, working with mostly rural and vulnerable people especially those of poor social-economic standing and marginalized groups and communities, we would like to highlight some points of concern for your consideration.

Click on the link below to read CYPSA's submission on proposed amendments to the Children's Act

CYPSA submission to parliament: Children's Third Amendment Draft Bill